If supporting a cause – whether with time, energy or resources - is on your to-do list, November is a great month to start if you’d like to focus on health and wellness efforts.
November is American Diabetes Month (American Diabetes Association), Diabetic Eye Disease Month (Prevent Blindness America), National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month (Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association) and National Epilepsy Awareness Month (Epilepsy Foundation of America). In addition, it is National Child Mental Health Month, National Family Caregivers Month (National Family Caregivers Association), and National Healthy Skin Month (American Academy of Dermatology).
November is also National Home Care Month (National Association for Home Care & Hospice) and National Hospice Month (National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization), as well as Great American Smokeout Month. November 21 is designated by the American Cancer Society as the Great American Smokeout Day.
The week before Thanksgiving, November 17-23, is American Education Week, as designated by the National Education Association.
The previous week features World Kindness Day on November 13, World Diabetes Day on November 14, and National Philanthropy Day (Association of Fundraising Professionals) and America Recycles Day (National Recycling Coalition), both on November 15. November 22 is National Family Health History Day, set by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and November 23 is International Survivors of Suicide Day (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention).
Mothers Against Drunk Driving will highlight their Tie One On For Safety Campaign, between November 21 and January 1, coinciding with the holiday season.